Pete Maskow focuses on commercial litigation and consumer financial services litigation in federal and state courts. In particular, his practice involves defending mortgage lenders and loan servicers in lender liability actions. His litigation and dispute resolution experience includes representing national and state banks, consumer finance companies, mortgage banks and lenders, mortgage loan servicers and issuers, and other consumer financial services providers.
In his consumer financial services litigation practice, Pete assists clients with real estate and title issues, contested foreclosures, and alleged federal and state regulatory violations arising under the Truth in Lending Act (TILA), Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA), Home Ownership and Equity Protection Act (HOEPA), and Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), among other state and federal consumer protection, licensing, lending, usury, leasing, and sales laws. He also represents lenders in litigation relating to the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA), Civil Rights Act, and state laws.
Pete’s background also includes cases involving the foreclosure, replevin, and repossession of vehicles and vessels. He has also handled matters alleging fraud arising out of automobile finance agreements, issues related to the redemption of liens placed on secured collateral, and the litigation of automobile retail finance agreements between bank and dealer.
Pete has significant experience representing clients in intellectual property litigation as well as in insurance coverage litigation. Pete is especially interested in areas in which financial services and intellectual property law intersect, including financial technology (FinTech), information security and privacy, the use of blockchain, and the development of digital currencies.
A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Pete obtained his B.A. from Ohio University. He earned his J.D. from the University of Kentucky College of Law, where he was a member of the champion team of the 2011 National Energy and Sustainability Moot Court Competition.